What to tell you about that time… How to extract the important essence of our struggles and our joys?
Oh, and food always helps too.
It’s not about what you say, it’s about how you say it.
Take care of yourself first or you’ll have nothing to offer anyone else.
All of these were hard for me to learn but this one has probably been the hardest. I’m by no means a hold your hand let-me-get-you-a-glass-of-water wife and I’m sure I won’t be that kind of mother either, but I still forget that AJ and everyone else for that matter, have no idea what I’m thinking and probably only have the faintest idea of what I need.
It doesn’t matter how much someone loves you, you have to put yourself and your relationship with god as a top priority. You gotta take care of your needs or pretty soon you will find that you gave and gave and now there’s no energy , no purpose and really just nothing at all left of you. I do not think loosing who you are to another person or anything else for that matter is okay. So weather if it’s taking a long shower, reading a book, planting some flowers (which the bees appreciate too you know!), cuddling a sundry baby animals, going to church, hiking, chocolate, massages, pedicures or all of the above, do something for yourself and I promise you will have so much more to give your spouse and everyone else and you will do it much more cheerfully.
Three years of marriage is not very long in the greater scheme of thing. I only hope I will have many more years with this awesome human being god has set beside me in life.
What advice do you have for us, or for anyone else to help a marriage be happy and strong?
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